Board of Directors



Michael J. Freedman
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Marketing, Communications & Operations
Niagara University
PO Box 2039
Niagara University, NY 14109-2008

President Elect

Lori Allan
Director of Communications and Development
Charter School for Applied Technologies
2303 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207


Sarah Miller
Marketing Project Manager
M&T Bank


Marcene Robinson
News Content Manager
University at Buffalo
330 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Immediate Past President

Stacy A. VanBlarcom, APR
Communications Manager


Michael R. Barone
STR8 4WRD Communications


Cassandra E. Kubiak
Digital Communications Specialist
Goldberg Segalla
665 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: 716.783.0812


Joyce C Ramirez
Public Relations Account Executive
Tipping Point Communications
737 Delaware Ave
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14209
phone: 716.575.9167

Assembly Delegate

Matthew Biddle
Assistant Director of Communications
University at Buffalo School of Management
108 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Assembly Delegate

Grace Gerass
Assistant Director of Communications and Alumni Engagement
University at Buffalo School of Nursing
Beck Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
phone: 716.909.3445

PRSSA Chapter Liaison

Samantha R. Schlein
Tech Partner Engagement Manager
Garland Technology LLC
199 Delaware Ave #200
Buffalo, NY 14202
phone: 716.949.1087

Diversity Chair

Rene Petties-Jones
Community Engagement Director
The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc.
360 Delaware Avenue, Suite 106
Buffalo, NY 14202